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Installing MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Mid 2012 Left Fan 



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Installing MacBook Pro 15" 
Retina Display Mid 2012 Left 

Fan 

Written By: Jake Devincenzi 



f TOOLS: 


PARTS: 


MacBook Pro and Air 5-Point Pentalobe 


• MacBook Pro 15" Retina Left Fan (1) 


Screwdriver (1) 




Plastic Opening Tools (1) 




Spudaer m 




• T5 Torx Screwdriver (1) 

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SUMMARY 

Use this guide to install a new left fan (left when the device is resting with the logic board 
side closest to you.) 



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Step 1 — Lower Case 




• Remove the following pentalobe 
screws securing the lower case to 
the MacBook Pro with Retina 
display. 

♦ Eight 3.0 mm 

• Two 2.3 mm 



Step 2 




• Lifting from the edge nearest the 
clutch cover, lift the lower case off 
the MacBook Pro. 

• Set the lower case aside. 



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Step 3 — Battery Connector 




• Peel back the warning label 
covering the battery connector. 



Step 4 




• Using the flat end of a spudger, gently pry the battery connector straight up out of its 
socket on the logic board. 

• Bend the battery cables back and out of the way, ensuring that the battery connector 
doesn't accidentally make contact with the logic board. 



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Step 5 — Left Fan 




• Use the flat end of a spudger to lift 
the rubber heat sink cover up off 
the left fan. 



Step 6 




• Remove the following three screws 
securing the left fan to the logic 
board: 

♦ One 3.9 mm T5 Wide Head Torx 
screw 

♦ One 4.4 mm T5 Torx screw 
One 5.0 mm T5 Torx screw 



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Step 7 




• Use the tip of a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the left fan ribbon cable ZIF socket 

• Be sure you are prying up on the hinged retaining flap, not the socket itself. 



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• Starting at the top of the cable, slide a plastic opening tool under the left fan cable to free it 
from the logic board. 

• Use caution when freeing the cable, as it is strongly adhered to the logic board. 



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• Lift the left fan out of the device. 



To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order. 



This document was last generated on 2012-11-01 08:55:48 AM. 



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